Writing this recap while I veg out from today's race with Netflix and my fleece blanket. Another good week of training knocked out and this week included a race. It also brought 2 new plank prs, 6 mins and then 7 mins. This week taught me a lot about myself and showed that my strength training and speed workouts are working. Sunday was plank streak day 22 at 6 mins.
On Monday I just got home from my weekend trip to Boston and wasn't sure what to expect for my training run. It was supposed to be a tempo run but I decided to scale it back a little bit knowing that I was still little bit tired from walking all weekend and for my tough training run the Saturday before. I could definitely feel that my legs were a little heavy when I took off, so I made it my goal to just kind of try to stay below dates for the whole run ended up with 5 miles at 7:40 minutes per mile. Plank streak day 23 at 4 mins.
Tuesday was another somewhat quick paced run knowing that it was going to be the last fast run until the race on Saturday. I ended up with 5 miles at 8:14 per mile. I ended up doing this run on the treadmill because of the crazy rain that began pouring as soon as I was about to head outside for my run. Usually rain doesn't bother me however it was kind a cold too and I just really wasn't feeling running outside on Tuesday. Plank streak day 24 at 5 mins.
On Wednesday, I managed to talk myself into going outside despite the freezing cold temperatures and blowing snow. I knew I was going to set out for an easy run with the race only being a few days away I ended up putting in 4 miles at 8:32 minutes per mile. Followed up by plank streak day 25 at 7 minutes.
Thursday was a very easy run 4 miles at 8:35 per mile. I knew I need to take this one very easy with the race only been a couple days away. It was a little chilly out but all in all it was not too bad and I had some beautiful views on this run. Plank streak day 26 at 4 mins.
Thursday was a very easy run 4 miles at 8:36 per mile. I set out to just enjoy the run knowing that I really need to take it easy since the race was on Saturday. It was a little chilly but overall it wasn't too bad out and I really enjoyed my views on this run.
This was my rest day and it was spent picking up my packet for my race on Saturday carbing up and hydrating all day long. I worked in a very easy plank at three minutes for streak day 27. I also spent this day praying for the temps to rise and the snow to melt.
Saturday was race day! This was the Green Jewel 50 K Relay. I opted to run this race because I needed a 16 mile training run and I knew that the second leg of the race was 16.1 miles. I figured it was a great way to test where I was that endurance wise and to see if I was on track with my goal for Cleveland. I'm going to write up a full blog post on how this race went but overall it was a great race for me. My running partner and I both did incredibly well placing second overall for the coed relay. Despite some huge hills halfway into my leg of the relay, I came out and about at 8:20 average for my leg which made me very happy. I felt good and I felt like I had a lot left in the tank which is good because a marathon is 10 more miles. Full recap will be up tomorrow night!